Hello everyone, welcome to QGIS Tutorial. Today, we are going to learn how to create points from a Table in QGIS. If you read my previous post about how to open PostgreSQL table in QGIS, you will see how QGIS handles non-spatial table. But, we can easily turn the non-spatial table into a spatially-enabled dataset. For example, if you have a X, Y dataset/table, QGIS can easily plot or display the table using the X and Y information.
What we learn
- Open table in QGIS
- Create points from a table
Steps to Create Points from a Table in QGIS
Step 1. Open the table in QGIS
In order to create points from a table, make sure the table has the X and Y information. For example, I have a topographic mapping data with Easting, Northing and Elevation information. The Table source can be from anywhere like PostgreSQL, MySQL or even from a CSV file. So first, let’s open the table in QGIS.
As you can see from the video above, I have a new table that has X and Y information.
Step 2. Create Points from a Table
To create points from a table in QGIS, I am going to use the Vector Creation in QGIS Toolbox. You will need to open the Toolbox first. Go to Processing | Toolbox. Then, find Vector Creation. Then, double-click Create points layer from table. It will bring up a new window where you can adjust some settings.
Watch the following video for the better steps by steps tutorial.
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